Common Core Creator : ‘Stupid Parents Should Stop Helping Their Kids With Math Homework’ …WHAT!

Common Core Creator : ‘Stupid Parents Should Stop Helping Their Kids With Math Homework’ …WHAT!

Common Core is a prime example of the kind of bureaucratic idiocy that dominates modern government. The math curriculums are convoluted and unnecessarily complicated and the rest of the curriculums are geared towards promoting he left’s concept of “social justice.” Amidst all the critiques of Common Core, one of the architects of the math curriculum has voiced his opinion: parents are just too dumb to understand.

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Parents are too stupid to teach their kids math so they should just stop.

The creator of Common Core’s math standard responded to widespread criticism from parents of young children that their math homework is almost impossible now because of new techniques.

He told them to just back off. When they get home, let them be … leave them submerged in confusion as they attempt to do it all themselves, Jason Zimba tells parents. Zimba was one of three academics who wrote the new standards.

“The math instruction on the part of parents should be low. The teacher is there to explain the curriculum,” Zimba told The Hechinger Report, an education journalism website published by Columbia University’s Teachers College.

“The most important rule as a parent is to make sure it gets done,” said Zimba, who believes he himself is too busy to stoop to math assistance. “I may not have time to do an impromptu lesson on math but I can make sure everything is completed.”
Teachers are well-trained experts who know how to teach this stuff. You – stupid parents – are not.

Parents are urged to avoid attempts to help their struggling children, and he actually blames parents for getting frustrated.

“When parents are frustrated, it’s important that educators listen to them, but they can’t listen unless the parents talk to them,” said Zimba, adding, “Venting is one thing but if you really want to solve the problem the way to do that is to start with the child’s teacher.”

Cece Hallisey, senior director of raisethebarparents.org, a site that outlines the new standards and offers resources on how to navigate them, has overheard her husband doing this with their daughters.

“There is nothing wrong with them learning in different ways but I wouldn’t be stubborn about it. Parents can say, ‘Don’t be surprised if you learn it differently in school,’” said Hallisey.

And don’t bad mouth the teacher or assignment, teachers say. Instead, when time is scarce and tension is high, find resources for homework help.

“It’s about saying ‘If I can’t do the homework with them, who can?’” said Fine. Her school district, like many, offers before-school tutoring and the library has after-school homework help. Friends, family, babysitters and neighbors are also good resources as are websites such as bealearninghero.org, which breaks down standards by grade and subject.

Here, a teacher tries to explain to parents why – under Common Core – “3 times 4 equals 11″ is perfectly fine: (see below)

Common Core is a tragic and predictable conclusion to America’s once-great education system. Repealing Common Core is not enough; the entire federal Department of Education must be dissolved and education should be left to the states.

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